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Hi there! I'm Julia, a multidisciplinary designer currently living in Berkeley, California.

I earned my MFA Design degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York, with the honor of the Paula Rhodes Award for Design Excellence.

My graduate thesis, Sway, centers on the development of a seaweed-based alternative for single-use plastic packaging. I am dedicated to continuing this effort through regenerative design and environmental stewardship. For more details on Sway, please visit hellosway.co!

BACKGROUND

Born and raised in the coastal town of Carmel, my greatest passions outside of design are the outdoors, the ocean, and travel. My undergraduate studies in English and Writing at UC Santa Barbara led me to the world of editorial design through various literary publications. I quickly became obsessed with graphic design and found every design opportunity available to me. My work ranged from directing photoshoots to orchestrating 100-page magazines to fine-tuning the label designs and marketing materials for a botanical beauty company.

Upon graduation, I was immediately hired as the graphic designer and art director for a small startup in San Francisco. It was there that my experience expanded into web and mobile design. I became savvy with UX/UI strategies and worked closely with the dev team, which helped me to smoothly transition into my next position.

I was the first in-house designer hired by Brandless, where I embraced the role of renaissance creator. There was particular room to experiment with stop motion, email and mobile design, product videography, social media campaigns, and even public installation work!

CURRENT STATUS

Now, I’m living and working in the Bay Area with my s/o. Along with the continued development of my company, Sway, we’re planning an extensive road trip from San Francisco to the Cape of South America. Along the way we hope to visit many, many seaweed farms.

Please feel free to reach out anytime via email. CV and recommendations are available upon request.